* Posts by GidaBrasti

44 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Mar 2016

Netflix offers up to $900,000 for AI product manager while actors strike for protection


Re: advertising for an AI product manager with a salary up to $900,000

I'm sure pretty soon there will be an AI agent for that too.

Red Hat at 30: Biggest Linux company of them all still pushing to become cloud power


reported by chatGPT?

It would be nice if the article was written by someone who actually knew what they were writing about.

That 0.02% share of Widlfly comes from a site that compares a Java application server to HTTP servers like Nginx and Apache HTTPD. Like comparing apples to oranges.

Just copy'n'pasting whatever comes first on googling, eh?

Oh no, that James Webb Space Telescope snap might actually contain malware


VBA macros, see icon

From the article ...

"...The infection starts with a phishing email that contains a Microsoft Office attachment named Geos-Rates[.]docx that, when opened, downloads a malicious template file that contains an obfuscated VBA macro..."

Once again Microsoft Office is what allows things to happen... sigh...

Nuclear power is the climate superhero too nervous to wear its cape


About Accidents

>>> Those accidents shouldn't have happened

Well, no accident should ever have happened, but they do. They will always happen. That's the definition of an accident.

The only difference of a plumbing accident and a nuclear accident is that the latter has a rather more lasting effect on human life and affects a slightly wider area.

When nuclear plants start to appear in any conceivable place and accidents start happening making large swathes of our planet uninhabitable for an undetermined amount of time, are we supposed to play Judge Dread and convene into Mega-Cities ?

Hush now: Baby talk has common features across languages and societies


Re: "a special connection to infant care in human psychology"

They do it in a "similar and mutually intelligible" way though...

Japan lets its banks and other entities issue stablecoins


Re: non-fiat digital currency?

It must has the word "crypto" somewhere in its brochure, that should be enough for all of you luddites

Clonezilla 3: Copy and clone disk images to your heart's content


In a previous life PXE mode was a lifesaver provisioning 30-something PC's in a uni lab environment that students would break, part of the training, almost weekly.

Cloning a golden image on 30 PC's every Friday while sitting back and relax was perfect intro for pub time.

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 splashes down on Win Server 2022


Comptetition for Gnome?

Desperate to sell Windows licenses?

Admitting that Windows is just a, bloated, windows manager is not far away now.

Dell opts out of Microsoft's Pluton security for Windows


Ahem... isn't

"...total end-to-end control of and visibility into everything everyone does on any computer anywhere, with the ability to monetise all of it for themselves..."

what Apple has been doing right from the start?

Absolutely despicable practice, but Microsoft didn't invent the stuff.

Et tu, Samsung? Electronics giant accused of quietly switching SSD components


The revenge of the HDD

The HDD shall rise again !

(icon because data are our present $eity)

...now that I think about it, it's not too late to switch to papyrous...

- long-term detention of data - check

- constant performance characteristics over long periods of time - check

- cheap long-term storage - check

- readily available - check

- simplicity of read/write mechanisms - check

- fault-tolerance - check

'This was bigger than GNOME and bigger than just this case.' GNOME Foundation exec director talks patent trolls and much, much more


Re: Irrational fear of upgrades?

There you have it then.

An aggressive release schedule such as Fedora's would not allow for testing even if there were a big warehouse for all hardware.

There isn't even enough time to test for all software combinations that people have put into their machines.

Are you still wondering why such a release cadence makes people nervous?

As is mentioned by another fellow Fedora is in a perpetual beta. There are other more stable distributions out there.

DuckDuckGo cries fowl after being expunged from Google's Android search preferences menu for most of Europe


DDG != Bing ?

Isn't DuckDuckGo using Bing! in the background? So apart from privacy (questionable), you never get what you wanted. No surprise Google comes first.

And yes, I did use DuckDuckGo for a couple of years before it went Bing!.

Unhappy because the choice is good results but no privacy vs bad quality searches.

Oppo Find X2 Neo: We're not getting any slimmer through lockdown, but phones are


Parting a phool from his money

£600 and cannot even take a decent indoor photo ?

Hot, synchronous DRAM: Next-gen memory tech spec DDR5 lands

Paris Hilton

Always-on computing

Instant replay of cat videos a reality at last.

Paris icon because of ... galore!

OnePlus 8 equals buttery-smooth refresh rates, water and dust resistance, but an inflating price tag


Middle of the road pricing

£600 middle of the road pricing? Are you mad?

Just because manufacturers choose to have ridiculously high prices for their flagships £600 does not make it middle of the road by any sensible definition.

Yeah, that Zoom app you're trusting with work chatter? It lives with 'vampires feeding on the blood of human data'


Re: What are the alternatives?

checkout https://www.bluejeans.com/

Not affiliated in anyway, just a happy use

Microsoft throws a bone to those unable to leave the past behind: .NET 5 support on the way for Visual Basic


A beer for you, sir, just for mentioning Clipper !

Yo, sysadmins! Thought Patch Tuesday was big? Oracle says 'hold my Java' with huge 334 security flaw fix bundle


Re: Eh?

Agreed about OpenJDK.

However neither the article nor the linked resource mentions any JDK related CVEs.

Icon for trying to set the records straight.

It may be out of sync with the US govt, but Huawei is rolling out its Harmony OS to more devices in 2020


Re: Honor Vision and what you may not

IIRC Samsung SmartTVs have been doing that for a number of years. I think LG as well.

For example: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/09/if-you-have-a-smart-tv-take-a-closer-look-at-your-privacy-settings.html and elsewhere

Icon because it only does so with the best of intentions.

Amazon brings serverless pie to Visual Studio Code party


Re: Microsoft vs Jetbrains

In the same way that Win10 telemetry can(not) be disabled?

Or be re-enabled in the next VSCode upgrade or maybe this upgrade has the "disable" feature mistakenly disabled?

OTOH one can use VSCodium I suppose. Although I've never tried it.


Re: Microsoft vs Jetbrains

So I suppose that you're fine with that?


Of course you may argue that Apple and every Android phone does the same as does Win10 so what's wrong with another probe. Right?

Visual Studio Code 1.35: Remote Development, TypeScript and (sigh) another new icon


Re: Some, of course, prefer to stick with the likes of Vim,

vim uses a single star(*) for that.

In VSCode it seems you need to develop octopus qualities to do the same. Really good for editing.

Want to spin up Ubuntu VMs from Windows 10's command line, eh? We'll need to see a Multipass


Re: I love WSL, since it made scripting on Windows usable after 30 years :)

Is that your definition of "simple" and "elegant"?

Boy, are you desperate.

Icon because if you goon typing all of that fluff all the time you are going to need a new keyboard real soon now.

UKFast mulls putting IPO on ice due to six little letters: BREXIT


Re: Blaming BREXIT?

Hey! Nessie is real!

Super Micro chief bean counter: Bloomberg's 'unwarranted hardware hacking article' has slowed our server sales


Re: I give SuperMicro the benefit of the doubt.

In the meantime, I am sure you have noticed that none of the affected enterprises, namely Apple, Amazon and SuperMicro, have done anything substantial against Bloomberg other than whining.

Now if the impact on the financials is what it seems and the allegation is false, surely one might expect a more definitive action right?

Instead, everyone hopes that it will soon be forgotten just like Spectre and Meltdown.

Which leads me to the conclusion that either the Bloomberg story (at least the core of it) is indeed correct or that no company involved is actually sure that what is described in the story could not have happened. Which basically means that the story has a high chance of been correct.

Icon because Windows users have been willingly subjected to the spy treatment all along since 10. One spy more doesn't make that much of a difference.

Monster mash: Spectra Logic's tape library now twice the beast it was

Paris Hilton

Apart from three-letter organizations, who buys these stuff?

Paris icon, because obviously you must have Paris's inheritance to buy such a beast

Linux, HCI and more, all from the new release of Windows Server 2019


Re: the arrival of Shielded VMs for Linux VMs

Windows is slowly but surely fading away as it should have happened years ago.

See also: https://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-now-dominates-azure/

Microsoft's Jet crash: Zero-day flaw drops after deadline passes


"... I'd like to mitigate... ..."

Install Linux then!

Geez, I'can't believe I'm the first to suggest it

Wait, did you hear that? That rumbling in the distance? Sounds like... a 16-socket IBM Power9 box shuffling this way


So many threads!

With all those threads hanging around I would expect spectrecular performance.

No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project


Dictionary anyone?

So when when voting for BREXIT which part of the EXIT the voters didn't get?

Deep in remote Oz, an antenna has 'heard' the oldest stars


Bowman? Really?

Bowman as in "Hello, HAL. Do you read me, HAL? "?

Related to Dave by any chance?

Brexit to better bumpkin broadband, 4G coverage for farmers – Gove


Mythical pot

So the BREXITeers have discovered the mythical pot that would automagically lead us to prosperity, happiness, peace and love for all.

Strange. I seem to remember that the morning after the referendum the 350m/week claim was promptly denied and shortly after that all political leaders resigned their party positions.

When are you going to realize that you've been had?

Science icon as it seems to require an extraordinary mind to just remember the facts

To Russia, with love: Greek court now says Bitcoin fraud suspect could be tried at home


Re: What's the going "price" of justice in Greece these days?

I'm afraid you give too much credit to the Greek minister of Justice.

Intel's 8th-gen CPUs are called Ice Lake. And so are the 9th-gen



Shouldn't there be a Loch Ness?

Inside the ongoing fight to stamp out govt-grade Android spyware


Re: Whilst I don't have anything to hide...

The fallacy of the 'Privacy and the "Nothing to Hide" Argument'


think again...

Why you'll never make really big money as an AI dev


Prolog IPA

Have a pint from me, sir, just for mentioning by beloved Prolog

Juicero does to its staff what your hands can do to its overpriced juice sacks

Paris Hilton

Quote: "...our customers simply aren't interested in doing..."

Target group: lazy people, or rather lazy with a lot of money or not a lot of IQ...

The message needs better alignment to the "not a lot of IQ" line of action. It then may actually have a future. Plenty of clientèle out there

Multics resurrected: Proto-Unix now runs on Raspberry Pi or x86


Re: Primos

Thank you for bringing back fond memories

US court decision will destroy the internet, roar Google, Facebook et al


double edged sword

"a system that is more friendly to copyright holders" although may not sound bad initially, will in the end favour existing media-barons as the ones having the biggest arsenal of copyrighted material.

This will turn the interwebs into a traditional news outlet that is so much loved by everybody.

OTOH, the existing mentality that everything is free for grabs does not give anyone its rightful piece of the pie.


Travel IT biz reportedly testing 100TB SSDs


Imagine what this means

...more garbage kept forever because Big Data will sort it out?

NATO secures adoption of submerged drone data comms standard



When will GoldenEye be set up to oversee it deployment?

OLE-y hell. Bug in MSFT Word allows total PC p0wnage


"...snip... and a malicious .hta file disguised as RTF (rich text format). ...snip...

...snip... It ten downloads additional payloads...snip..."

Obviously MS WORD was used for this article.

How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript


Who is the thief?

So NPM.js not only re-published the left-pad package against the original author's intentions, it assigned a new maintainer on top of that effectively taking ownership of the module.

If that isn't stealing, I don't know what is.

Is this Open Source?